A conference by Agnès Ghenassia, organized by the Franco-German Center of Provence in cooperation with the Vasarely Foundation and the Association of Friends of the Vasarely Foundation

The exhibition that the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris devoted to Hans Hartung until March 1 allowed to discover all the richness of a work too often reduced to the qualifiers of “gestural painting”. Hartung, born in Leipzig in 1904, had chosen France from 1935, without rallying to any movement of modernity, skeptical of all artistic theories, with a single objective, as a man and as an artist: do not betray yourself, do not accept any compromise, whatever the price. Until his last days in 1989, he explored the effects of the gesture in the space of the painting, between tachism, calligraphy, lyricism, spontaneity and mastery, varying tools, colors and formats until the last incredibly fresh and bold explorations.

Thursday the 19th of March 2020 at 6 pm


Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence